TSG-Student Led Events





The 2019-2020 application form is now open!

Tech for Social Good provides funding support of $200 – $1,000 for UC Santa Cruz individual students, student organizations or student groups to develop events or programming that improve and support technological innovations that support healthy, sustainable, and connected communities. Events and programming that support diversity and inclusion in tech are also encouraged.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible and how can I apply?

  • UC Santa Cruz students affiliated with a UC Santa Cruz recognized club or organization or are sponsored by a faculty/staff member are eligible to apply.

What are the deadlines for applying? 

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the Fall 2019 semester. Funding decisions will be made as applications are received. Applications will be accepted starting on Mon., September 23.

How much funding can I apply for?

  • Student-led events and programs can apply for funding from $200 – $1,000 per event, per academic year.
  • Only one application per club or organization will be accepted per academic year.

What types of events and programming are funded? 

  • Events and programming examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Student-run hackathons
    • Guest speaker events or series
    • Conference & symposia fees
    • Tech treks

What are the requirements for a student-led event or program application? 

  • Student organizations/clubs should be officially recognized by UC Santa Cruz. If you are not recognized by the university, the name of a sponsoring faculty or staff member must be included on your online application.
  • Event or programming must be open to other matriculated UC Santa Cruz students.
  • The project plan must include a detailed description for how the project will be monitored, including tracking, recording, and reporting these benefits back to the Tech for Social Good Review Committee.
  • All applicants must complete the budget template (.xls template) and submit it with the online application.
  • Awardees must provide a short summary/ blog post about the event/program and include multimedia documentation (e.g., photos and video) to be shared via the CITRIS website and social media, where appropriate.
  • Student-led events and programs are encouraged to present a recap of their event or programming at a CITRIS-organized showcase in June 2020 at a location to be announced.
  • Events and programming funded through this grant are expected to be completed during the period when time funds are received until August 2020.

I would only like to reserve a room in Baskin Engineering for my student-led event/program. Do I need to apply for the Tech for Social Good Student-Led Event Grant?

  • Yes. Please submit your application for a room request through the Tech for Social Good Student-Led Event application form. You will need to click on the “Room Reservation Form” link on the application form and submit the CITRIS “Reserve a Room” form. The CITRIS “Reserve a Room” form must be completed in order to be considered for a room.

What is the timeline to apply for and receive funding through the Tech for Social Good Student-led Events track?

  • Wed, Sept 18 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Baskin Engineering 2, Room 180 (BSOE Events Center): Tech for Social Good Info Session for faculty and staff
  • Mon, Sept 23: Tech for Social Good Event Program Application form opens
  • Tues, Oct 1 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Baskin Engineering, Simularium (E2 – 180): Tech for Social Good Info Session & Matchmaking Event for Students


  • Wed, Oct 16 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Rachel Carson College, Red Room: Tech for Social Good Info Session & Matchmaking Event for Students
  • Thurs, Oct 17 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Arts Department, Seminar Room D101: Tech for Social Good Info Session & Matchmaking Event for Students
  • Fri, Oct 18 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Social Sciences 2, Room 47: Tech for Social Good Info Session & Matchmaking Event for Students


  • June, 2020, Baskin School of Engineering (date and time TBA)Tech for Social Good Showcase held at UC Santa Cruz (participation encouraged for students funded in the Student-Led Events & Programming Track)